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The European Language Label

Welcome to the ELL database for innovative projects in language teaching and learning.

This database contains projects that have received the European Language Label since 1999 (for the pilot phase 1998-99, please refer to "The European Label: catalogue of projects 1998-99").

The database aims to inspire practitioners, stakeholders and policymakers by presenting "best practices" in the field of language teaching and learning.

The European Language Label is awarded to local, regional, and national projects that have found creative ways to improve the quality of language teaching, motivate students, make the best use of available resources to diversify the languages on offer, and other innovative initiatives.

You can search the database according to a number of different criteria:

■      Year of the award
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■      Educational sector(s)
■      Pedagogical theme(s)
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You can also combine up to all of these criteria to conduct a more focused search. Your query will generate a list of the projects and individuals that have been awarded Labels – just click on the names to learn more (contact details, etc.).

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The marionettes – a puppet show in French suitable for first years

Every year, during Transition year, the students of Donahies Community School are asked to come up with ideas for an interesting project in the modern language area. Very often, we team up with the art department and some wonderful projects are produced. Five Transition year students undertook to do the puppet show project. Using topics from the first year textbook, they wrote (and rewrote!) four scenes set in typical French shops –the bakers, the butchers, the grocers and the tobacconists. Each scene was made as funny as possible. They then made hand puppets using clay and cloth. The caretaker made a beautiful Punch and Judy style puppet theatre, which the students painted. After two weeks of rehearsal, the show was put on for first year classes, and was a great success. The students were delighted at how much they could understand, and the Transition years were delighted with the outco ...

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